weekends with my mother and her lover
2020 - present
A project exploring the dynamics between myself, my mother, and my stepfather. The work examines all three of these characters through the traumas experienced in their childhood as well as the implications of social and societal norms inflicted upon them. Each member is viewed as a wounded child in an aged body versus an adult who should know better. Life experiences are housed in our bodies acting as vehicles for our interactions. I highlight shapes made by the body in choreographed moments of subconscious communication between myself and my family. Flesh becomes a consistent visual in the images; the body is the sentence and flesh is the ink.
Through acts of implicit voyeurism, performance and re-defining documentary portraiture, this project provides both constructed and serendipitous ways of looking at my Midwest family.